Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 1996

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This is the thirty-fourth annual bibliography to be published in Australian Literary Studies Primarily devoted to substantial commentaries useful to criticism and scholarship, the series aims to provide as complete a listing as possible of books and articles on Australian literature. It also lists selectively material in the Australian studies area, and the more important reviews and introductions, studies of Australian language, and new books (with reviews of them) by contemporary writers whose work has attracted substantial discussion. Coverage of overseas reviews is restricted by accessibility.

Some items omitted from previous annual bibliographies are included with the year given. The newspaper sources for the selection of reviews are restricted to the weekend issues of the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Australian. Feature articles on authors and interviews from newspaper sources are no longer listed.

From 1993, North American articles and substantial reviews are again listed (these were not listed 1989-92): a fuller listing of North American reviews is available in the annual `Bibliography of Australian Literature and Criticism Published in North America' in Antipodes.

Some authors are listed for the first time in the Individual Authors section. Retrospective material on these authors will be added in the next updated edition of the ALS Guide to Australian Writers.

Compiled by ALS research assistants in consultation with the editors, the bibliography is based on material collected by the compilers. The Australian National Bibliography has been consulted for some details of books.

The following abbreviations are used

ABR     Australian Book Review

ADS     Australasian Drama Studies

AJPH    Australian Journal of Politics and
        History

ALS     Australian Literary Studies

A&R     Angus & Robertson

AWBR    Australian Women's Book Review

BSANZ   Bibliographical Society of Australia
        and New Zealand

JCL     Journal of Commonwealth
        Literature

MUP     Melbourne University Press

OUP     Oxford University Press

SMH     Sydney Morning Herald

TLS     Times Literary Supplement

UQP     University of Queensland Press

WLWE    World Literature Written in
        English

SECTION I -- GENERAL

`1995 Bibliography -- Australian Literature and Criticism Published in North America.' Comp. Faye Christenberry. Antipodes 10.2: 172-80.

`ABR Index of Books Reviewed 1995. ABR 178: 65-71.

Ackland, Michael. That Shining Band: A Study of Australian Colonial Verse Tradition. St Lucia, Qld: UQP. 1994. Reviewed by A.D. Cousins, AUMLA 86: 127-28.

Anderson, Don, ed. Contemporary Classics 65-95: The Best Australian Short Fiction 1965-1995. Milsons Point, NSW: Random House. Reviewed by J. Croft, Weekend Australian 28-29 Sept.: Review 9: P. Pierce, SMH 31 Aug.: Spectrum 11s; G. Windsor, ABR 178: 46-47.

`Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1994: Australia (including Papua New Guinea).' Comp. and intr. Van Ikin and Kieran Dolin. JCL 30.3 (1995): 3-34.

`Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1995: Australia (including Papua New Guinea).' Comp. and intr. Van Ikin and Kieran Dolin. JCL 31.3: 3-43.

`Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 1995.' Comp. Irmtraud Petersson and Carol Hetherington. ALS 17.3: 264-83.

Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. 14 (1940-1980 Di-Kel). Ed. John Ritchie. Carlton, Vic.: MUP. Contains a number of entries on Australian writers.

The Australian's Review of Books 1.1 (Sept. 1996). Initial issue of a monthly review supplement.

Ayres, Tony, ed. String of Pearls: Stones about Cross-Dressing. St Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin. Reviewed by K. Cummings, AWBR 8.2: 35: K. Hunt, Weekend Australian 23-24 Mar.: Review 8. S. Soldatow, SMH 2 Mar.: Spectrum 10s.

Ballyn, Susan, Doireann MacDermott, and Kathleen Firth, eds. …